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Songs of Survival: Voices from Burma



On the first anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, Gitameit students will be performing in grand style at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco! Come and join Gitameit for what will undoubtedly be a very special event.

Special guest performance by Joan Baez


Friday, May 1, 2009 7:30pm
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco
Approximate running time 120 minutes

Among the pieces that Gitameit will be performing are Burmese Blessings by Gitameit instructor, Matthew Walton, Gate Gate by Canadian composer and choral director Brian Tate, Thakyin So Mae (Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’), Kachin Myay (The Land of Kachins), Kit Young’s song “For the Real Question” (dedicated to Thomas Buckner and Gitameit Voices), and many other songs.

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May 2006 – Gitapella at Mon Baptist Church

Gitameit Music Center

Gitapella performs different styles of jazz a cappella songs at Insein Mon Baptist Church in Insein Township, Yangon. Gitameit students also held a 5 day vocal workshop for young adults and music teachers from the Mon Baptist Church community.


May 2006 – Insein Mon Baptist Church

Gitameit Music Center

A 5 day vocal workshop with Htun Htun and Gitapella for young adults and music teachers from the Mon Baptist Church community. Gitapella also performed a concert for the community at the Insein Mon Baptist Church.


Mee Mee

My name is Mee Mee or Chit Moh Moh The. I received a BA in music from our Culture University. I played piano since I was young. Since Gitameit opened I studied with Sayama Kit Young and did other activities. Since I came to Gitameit, I’ve learned who different composers are, how much piano music […]



Hello. I’m Thuzar and I’m 25. I have a B.A in Music from Culture University, Yangon. I’ve learned a lot from choir, Gitapella (one of our Gitameit a cappellla groups). I teach violin here to children and beginning adults. I have a chance to share musical ideas with international musicians.